Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ. The following people are only the most visible, not the most valuable leaders. There is a team of nearly 40 men and women that by the help of the Holy Spirit lead this church.
IN September of 1986 my future wife, then girlfriend, Trisha invited me to come out to a Wednesday evening Bible study. I owe her my life. Had it not been for her faithfulness and invitation I would not be the man I am today and would not be pastoring this wonderful church.
Just over a year later I accepted Jesus as my personal savior during a revival week with Brother Tommy Stone. You see for the year before my salvation, I was involved in ministry at Emmanuel but I was a lost sinner. I had what I call a hope so heart. When faced with the reality of eternity I hoped that I would go to heaven but didn’t know that for sure. October 7th of 1987 I put the doubt aside by the grace of God, faced my sin and trusted Jesus to be my savior. Following my salvation and baptism I began to serve Jesus for real in many ministries. Three that stand out are the nursing home ministry, the music ministry and the ministry to the youth of our church. In 1998 I answered the call of God on my life to preach and began working full-time at Emmanuel the following year.
In March of 2002, I was ordained by Emmanuel Baptist Church as a Gospel minister. In February of 2004, I was sent out of Emmanuel to start Lighthouse Baptist Church in the Concord area of NH.
In the second year of that church plant the Lord moved in miraculous ways to merge Lighthouse and Landmark Baptist Church into the New Landmark Baptist Church of Loudon NH. Within the following year the Lord Jesus worked and souls were saved and baptized. A new church building was completed by the end of the first year of the merger. Following that completion God showed me that my work at Landmark was done and it was time to return to Emmanuel.
In July of 2008 the Lord moved the church to vote me in as the pastor-elect of the church with over 95% of the vote. I say this to demonstrate the wonder of God and the unity of our church. In June of 2009 I assumed the pastorate of this great church. Together we are looking forward to what God has in store for this ministry.
I hope that you will consider yourself at this moment. Do you have a know so heart, or are you stuck in the heartache of a hope so heart? Jesus’ death on the cross was enough to take all of your sins away. He was punished enough for you and me and all that will believe and trust in him. Above all else, please consider this, that Jesus, God in the flesh, loves you and wants to save you. For that to happen, you must turn to God, without excuse for your sin. You must accept full responsibility for yourself and trust the mercy that is in Jesus because of his sacrifice. Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion proving that God the father was satisfied with Jesus’ punishment for our sins. Call upon Him and He will save you. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.”
Bro. Rick Morin is our assistant pastor and is responsible for all of our youth ministries. Bro. Rick has been at Emmanuel almost from the start. Rick has been in full-time ministry since 1994. His heart for the youth of the church has been a constant reminder of the goodness and love of God. He has served in our church as the youth director and Sunday School director and has been responsible for the start up of our Master’s club ministry and day camp for children in the 1st through 6th grades. In addition to the children’s ministry of our church Bro. Rick is also the maintenance and construction supervisor for our entire property. Bro. Rick has been instrumental in the expansion of all of our facilities.
The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Brother Ron’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. Ron has been with Emmanuel for over 15 years and also serves in capacity as the chairman of our board of Deacons. He has sung in a wonderful southern gospel quartet and has led the music ministry for over 10 years now. His presence in our church is one of faithfulness and adherence to God’s way of doing things, we are blessed to have both Ron and his wife Mich. In addition to his ministry of worship, Ron leads our deacons in their care for the people of this church. In addition to leading worship, Ron is oversees the financial and business aspect of our church.
Peter’s zeal for discipleship and outreach has been well documented by anyone that has come to know him. He leads the Discipleship ministry which includes our Bible Life Circles and other Small Groups including oversight of our Addictions Recovery program. Peter has been a member of Emmanuel since birth, and has been a wonderful addition to our pastoral staff since 2009.